Nepal Govt. Registered No. 39911/062/063
About Us Contact Us Customize Trip
FIXED DEPARTURES

Annapurna Base Camp (Sanctuary) Trek - 15 Days

Annapurna Base Camp (Sanctuary) trek has been sacred to the local inhabitants and treasured as a spiritual refuge, long before the first trekkers appeared. Annapurna Base Camp is a natural amphitheater ringed by Annapurna South and Annapurna, Varahashikhar, Gangapurna and the holy mountain Macchapucchre (Fish Tail). The first few days are spent traveling through quaint villages and lush forests before reaching more barren and rugged terrain. The trail to Annapurna Base Camp threads up the valley into the sanctuary where it gradually gives way to a grey scree and scrub before reaching snow fields, there are no villages to speak of for five days. Annapurna Base Camp trek is a wonderful with some tremendous views, from base camp a labyrinth of mountains tower almost vertically above with Annapurna I in dominance. An hour or two is spent here taking in the high mountains before commencing the return journey. Five further days are taken returning to Pokhara. Annapurna Base Camp trek is a good introduction to higher altitude without being too strenuous.

Itinerary

Day 01: Kathmandu international airport
Upon arrived, our representative to pick you up from airport and will transfer you to the hotel. Overnight at Kathmandu hotel.
Day 02: Kathmanmdu to pokhara
Wake up early in the morning at 6 am and take break fast ,around 10 by walk go to at bus park .kathhmandu to pokhara it takes 7 hrs. and you can take lunch by your self on the way to pokhara over night at hotel.
Day 03: Drive to Nayapul from Pokhara (1.5 hrs) and trek to Thikedunga (4 hrs)
We will depart Pokhara at around 8:30 by a private car. The road snacks through the scenic country side for about 1.5 hrs to the trekking trail head at Nayapul. This is the confluence of Modi river draining Annapurna base camp and Burungdi river. We follow upstream Burungdi river climbing gradually for about 4 hrs to Thikedunga. Thikedunga is a small charming village full of lodges where we will spend the night.
Day 04: Thikhe dhunga to Ghorepani (6 hrs / 2,800 m)
After breakfast, we will start our days walk with steep climb to Ulleri village. There are about 3,000 stone steps to Ulleri village which will take about 2 hrs to climb. From Ulleri the trail climbs gradually through the forest for another 4 hrs to Ghorepani at 2,800 m. Ghorepani is the mountain pass overlooking at the deep KaliGandaki valley wedged between two eight thousand meter peaks of Dhaulagiri and Annapurna.
Day 05: Hike to Poon Hill (50 mints / 3,200 m) | Trek to Tadapani
Poon Hill is the most beautiful view point in the Annapurna region. We will hike for about 50 mints to Poon Hill at 3,200 m for sunrise view over the Himalayan peaks. One can see about 15 different peaks including Dhaulagiri I (8,167m / 7th highest), Annapurna I (8,091m / 10th highest) and Manaslu (8,156 m / 8th highest). After breakfast, we will head for our next destination of Tadapani. The trail passes through the rhododendron forest with few ups and downs of 400 m each.
Day 06: Tada pani to Chhomroong (5 hrs / 2,100 m)
Tadapani has got the beautiful view of Annapurna south and Fishtail mountain. From here we will climb down steeply about 900 m to the valley basin at Ghurjung river. Climb gradually along the mountain side to Chhomrong perched high up on the mountain ridge. Chhomrong is a large Gurung village at the corridore of Annapurna Sanctuary. The village offer the upclose view of Annapurna South (7,219 m), Fishtail (6,993 m).
Day 07: Chhomrong to Dovan (2,400 m / 6 hrs)
Trek down to Chhomrong khola (river) and then climb up to Sinwa in 3 hrs. From here we enter into steep valley towards Annapurna sanctuary at the buttresses of Annapurna South and Fishtail. From Sinwa we will climb down to Modi River at the little hemlet of 'Bamboo' in 2 hrs and then climb gradually for another hour to Dovan (2,400m).
Day 08: Dovan to Deurali (5 hrs / 3,300m)
Above Dovan we enter into the region where effect of the high altitude effects are felt. So with slow pace we gradually climb to another hamlet of Himalaya in 2 hrs. Himalaya has got two lodges. After Himalaya (2,900m), we enter into sparsely vegetated rocky terrain and climb steeply for one hrs to Hinku cave. Deurali is across the arduous moraine intercepted by creeks with ice deposition.
Day 09: Deurali to Annapurna Base Camp (5 hrs / 4,200m)
The trail from Deurali to Fishtail base camp is avalanche prone area. So we will change the route to the other side of the Modi river according to the situation. It will take about 3 hrs to get to Fishtail base camp at 3,700 m. At Fishtail base camp valley opens up wide and bright with beautiful snow peaks. The trail to Annapruna base camp climbs gradually to the snowfield and the the edge of glacier. At base camp we are at the base of world's highest mountains surrounding us in 360 degree.
Day 10: Trek to Bamboo (6 hrs)
After a beautiful sunrise view over the Annapurnas, we will head down slowly to Bamboo. First part of the trail might be steep and slippery. Bamboo is a clean settlement before we climb to Sinuwa.
Day 11: Bamboo to Jhinu Danda (5 hrs / 1,600 m)| Bathe in natural hot spring
We follow the same trail that we took to climb up till Chhomrong. Climb down steely on the stone steeps to the village of Jhinu. We settle into our lodge and then head down half and hour to natural hot spring pool in the shore of Modi river. Enjoy the natural hot spring and enjoy your last night in the mountain.
Day 12: Jhinu dada Follow the Modi river coast to Nayapul and drive back to Pokhara
From Jhinu, we will basically traverse along the Modi river to Nayapul from where we started our trek in 5 hrs. We will be picked up by a car for a drive to Pokhara. Overnight in Pokhara.
Day 13: Pokhara-Kathmandu
Early morning at 6am breakfast then drive to bus station and take local tourist bus to KTM for 7hr. Free Time walk around Thamel for Souvenirs. Over Night KTM.
Day 14: Kathmandu Sightseeing
Sight seeing in places which are listed in World Heritage Sites as Kathmandu Durbar square , Bouddha nath and Swayambhu nath ( monkey temple ) .back to Hotel, in evening walk to local market ( ason street ).
Day 15: Depature
Final day of your trip and time for good bye to all friends of Nepal. Per as your time drive to airport.
Phone: +977-1-4212921
Mobile: +977-9851078583
Email: info@nepalgogotreks.com,
rackygarden@yahoo.com
We Accept all Major Cards
Nepal GOGO Treks is a proud member of
© 1997-2007 Nepal GOGO Treks Pvt. Ltd. All Right Reserved.
No part of this publication may be reproduced, stored or transmitted in any form, without a written permission.